Kirkpatrick Research Study
A Kirkpatrick Research Study shows Horace Hopper students 48% higher in Math skills. Dr. Cristee Jenlilnk, Chair of Educational Development and Leadership at Northeastern State University, has published the findings of a 5-month research study of preschoolers using the Horace Hopper Musical Adventures in a Tulsa Head Start program. 4-year-olds enrolled in the Horace Hopper music system experienced a 48% gain in math skills over the children who did not participate in the program. The 3-years-old group achieved a 9.1% gain in math and as 23.5% gain in language and linguistics over the control group.
In an August 4 article in the Tulsa World newspaper, Dr. Jenlink states, “It’s a tremendous result that has been shown in spite of the fact we found things that could be done better. Jenlink said “It (Horace Hopper) uses visual representation, storytelling and imagery more than other programs available. There is also an auditory element, and those sounds greatly appeal to ages 3-11.”